Your Support Changes Lives
By supporting Potential you are doing more than donating time or resources. You are helping a child or adult with autism obtain the skills and support they need to realize their full ability. With your help we can end the wait list for quality autism services in our community.
1 Give for Impact
We value your support and are committed to making the best use of every dollar we receive.
Become a Donor
As a fee-for-service non-profit, our staff’s salaries are paid by program revenue. But exceeding expectations in all that we do is expensive, and this financial burden falls squarely on our shoulders. This includes things like safety or recreation equipment, technology, clinical programs, and facilities. All of these are vital to our mission and our efforts to end the wait list. It’s only through your generosity that we can afford these critical investments. Since 2016, our donors have helped fund:
- Potential’s new pilot program, “Life Skills for Severe Problem Behavior”
- Transportation for skill-based outings
- A ZONO Ozone Cabinet to sanitize toys and learning tools
- Training for new Behavior Technicians
- Our Autism-friendly playground
2 Help Potential Expand
When you give to Potential, 100% of your donation directly benefits the children, adults, and families we serve in our community.
Expanding our Footprint
Our top priority for 2024 is the expansion of our services to a third site. We have identified a suitable location but need your help to retrofit it into a space fit for learning. This is a time-sensitive effort and one that we must not delay. The wait list for services in our region is long. Our children and adults with autism need your help now. Won’t you please make a life-changing gift today?
3 Discover the Value of Volunteering
Through their generous donation of time and talent, our volunteers allow us to do even more for clients. Our volunteers are among our most valued assets.
We Value Volunteers Like Family
Volunteers don’t just come and go at Potential. In fact, many of our volunteers have been with us for years. The reason for this is simple. We value them like family.
As a Potential volunteer, you will join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about making a difference for children and adults with autism. You will have the chance to put your time and talents to use on projects that have a lasting impact. What’s more, you will likely have fun in the process!
There are many ways in which you can help. Here are just a few:
- Participating on fund raising and special event committees
- Providing on-site support at special events
- Taking part in our annual painting “party”
- Planting gardens and other landscaping
- Helping with playground and facility clean-up
Learn more about the benefits of volunteering. Read our article, “With Volunteering, Everyone Involved is Better Off”.
We invite you to help us make a difference for those in the region with autism.
4 Take Part in the Fun
Special events at Potential serve three purposes.
The first is to help us raise money to fund programs and capital investments. The next is to raise awareness for autism and Potential’s role in the region. Finally, special events bring our staff, families, and community together in a fun and meaningful way. Please subscribe to our email newsletter to receive invitations to upcoming events!
5 Benefit Your Business while Helping Children with Autism
Did you know that Potential’s Springtime School is a beneficiary of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)?
Through EITC, eligible businesses can earn a tax credit simply by contributing to a Scholarship Organization. When you choose to direct funds to the Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) or Everence Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Mennonite Foundation (the Scholarship Organizations with which Potential participates), you make it possible for children of limited financial means to attend our Springtime School. Please email Kristine Quinby to learn how you can ensure your contribution to the EITC benefits Potential’s Springtime School students. General information about this program can be found at the EITC website.
7 We Thank Our Partners
Potential would like to express its gratitude for the following organizations who have partnered with us in 2023. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Potential Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) Corporation. The official registration and financial information of Potential, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.